Thursday, August 13, 2009

Time for the next step

Today we learned that the Genius is ready for her next step in treatment. It will be a series of laser treatments. The doctor will keep doing them every 6-8 weeks with no set ending. I get the impression he is thinking it will take about 4-6 treatments now and maybe some later? Kinda hard to say and no real way to predict how she will respond. If we ever had ANY doubts as to whether or not switching doctors was the right thing, those doubts would have been eliminated today. He was so concerned with the Genius and her well-being. He said he did not want to put her under for the surgeries. Which means NO needles for her! He said, "The poor girl has been through enough trauma already and I have no desire to add to it. I want to keep her as pain free as possible." He will give her sleeping gas instead. I guess the laser burns layers of her skin. She will probably have some pain afterwards but nothing requiring any medication of any kind!!! He said her nose will bruise and turn purple after each treatment but that the end result will be much better than if she had had the skin graft.
Other than that, we had a great day with the girls and my husband may have sold his motorcycle! We could seriously use the money. The Army did NOT fix our pay as they promised grrrr. Hopefully the next check...

1 comment:

Stephanie D said...

I'm so glad for the easier treatment for her!!